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Representation of the People, by the People, and for the People
14th Generation American. 2nd Generation U.S. Marine
Grandson America's Founders, Revolutionary War Soldiers, Union Soldiers of the Civil War, WWII, Korean War
President Ronald Reagan Country - Route CA25.
Meet Mr. Kenneth Jenks
USMC Reagan era Marine
Left to right: Johnnie Morgan, President, California Republican Assembly (CRA), Kenneth Jenks, Candidate for U. S. Congress CA-25 and James Spencer, President, South Los Angeles - Inglewood Republican Assembly (SLAIRA)
In God We Trust
CAPTAIN USN (Ret) and former Coronado City Council Member
Mother and Father: In Loving Memory
Father Korean War U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Easter Sunday 1967 (front right)
Constituents - send me a note with the volunteer button if you have questions. I will reply to you personally by phone or email.Summary Intro
30 year resident of Valencia in California's 25th District
Proud father of two adult children and grandfather of three 8 and under
Four fluent languages in immediate family: English Korean Spanish Japanese
35 Year Career Engineer through VP in Telecommunications
Meritorious U.S. Marine Corps NCO and Campaign Service Medal Veteran. Korean Defense Service Medal. Overseas Deployment. Combined Armed Forces Uncheon (Unchon Ni) South Korea. Navy Unit Commendation 3rd Force Service Support Group. Good Conduct Medal. CAFEX 81, Team Spirit 82, Granada Urgent Fury 83. Meritorious Mast. Sharp Shooter.
Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School. Forward Tactical, Secure Telephone and Radio Communications Maintenance and Repair. Marine Corps NCO Leadership School.
World #3 Executive MBA Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business
Master of Science in Engineering Management California State University Northridge
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering and Applied Computing Rochester Institute of Technology
Specialized Leadership Training SMU Edwin L Cox Business Leadership Center
Member American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Interests include Drums/Percussion, U.S. Masters Swimming, SCUBA PADI Certified
AMERICA FIRST - 400 Years
Kenneth is a 14th generation American Patriot. He is a descendant of John Howland (Mayflower 1620). William Sprague (1628 ship Abigail. Genealogy of the Sprague Families in America), Joseph Jenks Sr. 10th great grandfather (1642 Saugus MA Genealogy of the Jenks Family in America) founder of America's Iron Industry. Founded first successful iron works and first tool tool making forge in America - Saugus MA 1642 - and granted the first patent for an mechanical invention in America. Others include America's Founders, American Industry Pioneers. such as Joseph Jenks Jr 9th great grandfather founder Pawtucket RI birthplace of American Industry. Judge William Jenks 8th great grandfather First Chief Justice of Providence RI and member of the RI Assembly 1727.
Numerous Revolutionary War Heroes, Union Soldiers of the Civil War, Abolitionists, WWII, and the Korean War. Kenneth is a second generation U.S. Marine. This represents a 400 year family history fighting for Freedom, Liberty, Justice, and enabling the American Dream. See Founders and Patriots page.
Celebrating Black History Month Feb 2020 and the 19th Amendment Centennial
Kenneth Jenks' cousins includes the likes of Amelia Jenks Bloomer - one the trio of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Distant Cousin Lucy Stone. Women's Suffrage, Activist, Abolitionist. Dress Reform. Seneca Falls NY Birthplace of Women's Rights in America. Chancellor L. Jenks lead conductor of the underground railroad.
13 Amendment. Emancipation Proclamation Jan1 1863. Cousin Thomas Allen Jenks (also sp. Jenckes) - served as a Congressman 4 terms during the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Wrote the Bill that established the Department of Justice. Known as the Father of Civil Service Reform. Signatory of the 13 Amendment.
Cousin William J Jenks assistant to Thomas Edison and official in the old Edison Company, built Edison's most significant achievement, the Brockton Power Plant, Brockton MA.
See founders and Patriots page for additional history and references. As your representative, Kenneth continues to carry the torch that has been passed down for 14 generations in America. 400 years.
- Fiscal and Monetary Policy
- Manufacturing Technology and Innovation
- Small and Enterprise Business Growth
- Surplus - Deficits
- Balanced Economy
- Balanced Budget
- Global Trade - Tariffs
- Health Care - low cost, high quality, accessibility
- Education - affordability, tuition rates
- Legal Immigration with legislation for our DACA Children
- National Security, Safety, and Secure Borders
- Infrastructure, Sustainability and the Environment
- Water and Air Quality
- Natural Disaster Avoidance and Preparedness
America First with Sensible International Relations and Policy
SUPPORTS YOUTH MUSIC, ARTS, ATHLETICS in EDUCATION Early Life
Kenneth was born and raised in a small rural town in the Finger Lakes Region of Western New York State. Kenneth participated in music throughout his youth as a percussionist and drummer in marching band, concert band, a competitive drum and bugle corps, and jazz-rock band. A champion swimmer, Kenneth established his first school and pool records as a high school freshman. Kenneth has continued his passion with drums and percussion to this day. He performs with other local musicians in many venues, and he is a United States Masters Swimmer with several top fifty and top one-hundred National standings. Kenneth is also a fifteen year martial arts veteran.
Kenneth began working on potato farms and grape vineyards at age fourteen. He also worked weekends in the local Dansville Noyes Memorial Hospital and various other jobs. Money earned supported his musical activities and athletics such as summer swim camps and martial arts. These early years shaped a 40 year work ethic. Kenneth instilled the values of a strong work ethic and good citizenship in his own children.
PATRIOTISM, SERVICE TO COUNTRY, AMERICA FIRST
Kenneth entered the United States Marine Corps at age 17. He is a meritorious Marine Corps warrior and campaign service medal veteran. Kenneth's primary military occupational specialty was tactical telephone and radio communications-electronics systems repair following one year Marine Corps Communications Electronics School. Kenneth was a meritorious non-commissioned officer at age 19 while serving abroad on the Korean Peninsula, north of the 38th Parallel at the DMZ. Kenneth was a sergeant by 20 years of age. Kenneth also swam for the U.S. Marine Corps Swim Team and earned several Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. He is a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Kenneth actively supports our military veterans.
STRONG ON EDUCATION - Engineering, Econ, Finance, Leadership, Business
While raising and supporting a family, Kenneth earned a bachelor of science in telecommunications engineering (communications-electronics) with a second concentration in computing (computer science) from Rochester Institute of Technology, a master of science in engineering management from California State University Northridge, and a top 10 Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business. An area of focus is corporate finance, valuation, mergers and acquisitions. Kenneth received specialized leadership training at the SMU Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center.
Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business
Kenneth is a 30 year resident of Valencia, CA in California's 25th Congressional District. A 34 year marriage to a Korean immigrant, they raised their son and daughter in Valencia. His now adult children were active in music and sports from a very young age with advanced skills two or more instruments and two or more sports each. Both completed graduate school early and are productive citizens with successful careers. Kenneth's daughter married her college freshman sweetheart and best friend. Kenneth's son-in-law also completed graduate school and has a successful career in finance. Kenneth's three young grandchildren took their first steps in Valencia. There are four languages spoken with fluency in his immediate family; English, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese. Kenneth's second language is Korean Hangul - Hangugeo.
CAPITALISM, BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGIST, LEADERSHIP
Kenneth has been a key player in several startup operations with strong ROI from a few million startup capital to 300 million in annual revenues. He has been building and implementing carrier wireless, wireline, internet, enterprise data, voice and fiber optic networks throughout California, the U.S., and globally for 35 years. His work includes network security, cloud computing, cybersecurity, health care compliance, and federal and financial regulatory network compliance.
Seoul, South Korea: Driving International Deregulation
NATIONAL SECURITY and SAFETY
Kenneth has worked extensively with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) agency, Homeland Security, 911/E911 PSAPs, First Responder Mobile Pre-emptive Emergency Calling, Secure Communications to Heath Care and Financial Institutions throughout California and much more. He has also worked with great ALL AMERICAN innovative manufacturers such as REDCOM. REDCOM provides the most secure communications solutions in the world to first responders and countless other agencies and operators such as the Los Angeles Fire Department's 106 city fire stations and their department wide alerting systems and network. Kenneth is skilled in the area of secure communications algorithm design, protocols, cryptography data encryption standards (3DES / TDES), network firewalls, DMZ architecture, and risk mitigation from voice and data denial of service (TDOS and DOS) attacks / threats in IP networks.
As the area operations engineering manager with one of two PCS1900 mobile providers in the late 90s, Kenneth oversaw the build and launch of the largest PCS 1900 MHz mobile services market in the Western U.S. - North Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties. Kenneth has been in the forefront of the digital wireless / mobile services evolution. Kenneth is skilled in the area of national cybersecurity in the mobile provider next generation 5G core and edge networks. These threats from foreign and domestic intruders extend to Internet, cable, and telecommunications service providers. What Kenneth has done with applied technology in physical and logical cybersecurity is taught in the top academic institutions in the U.S..
Kenneth's work includes coordination with various permitting agencies such as transportation, city, state, utilities, and railroad authorities. Safety, environmental regulation, and seasonal constraints influence his work as well.
Kenneth continues to implement carrier networks and enterprise services to first responders, hospitals, school districts, universities, federal and state agencies municipalities, and large enterprise businesses. He is leader, collaborator, pioneer and innovator in the telecommunications industry. Kenneth is an innovator, entrepreneur, pioneer throughout the era of local long distance deregulation, local calling deregulation (Telecommunications Act of 1996), and international deregulation which have had a profound impact on capitalism, competition, innovation, and cost reduction. Kenneth has been a key contributor to numerous innovative services and product of the year awards.
He has been the recipient of outstanding service awards from schools such as Playa Vista Elementary School District for implementing computer hardware, networks, and high speed internet services. Kenneth's list of telecommunications and technology contributions to children's hospitals, school districts, colleges, and universities throughout Southern California and District 25 are extensive. Kenneth was one of the team of four that built the fist internet peering points for the original Internet backbone network in Southern California following the Defense Agency Research Project (DARPA) and the development of Ethernet and Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) with Metro Fiber Systems.
LIBERTY, SOVERIENGTY, SECURITY
Kenneth stands for, fights for, and is passionate about liberty, equality, justice, rule of law, homeland security, sovereignty, secure borders, environment, capitalism that is free market driven, our Constitution as it is written, and America First. Jenks honors and respects our military, law enforcement, border control, healthcare professionals, and all first responders.
AMERICAN DREAM, CONSTITUTION, and UNALIABLE GOD GIVEN RIGHTS
Kenneth is the son of America's Founders, American Industry Pioneers, American Revolutionary War Soldiers, Union Soldiers of the Civil War, Abolitionists, WWII and Korean War Veterans on both his paternal and maternal side. This represents a 400 year family tradition of fighting for liberty, justice, equality, freedom, and the American dream.
Joseph Jenks Sr - 10th great grandfather: Founder of the Iron Industry in America. Founder first successful iron works and tool making forge in America. First Patent for an Invention in America. Saugus Iron Works: Joseph Jenks Jr - Founder Pawtucket, RI. Birthplace of American Industry. Joseph Jenks III. Governor RI. See Founders and Patriots page for additional information. Ref. "Genealogy of the Jenks Family in America".
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FEC.GOV Committee ID # C00728915
Santa Clarita, Acton, Palmdale, Lake Los Angeles, Simi Valley, Northern San Fernando Valley, Eastern Ventura County
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